Yogini Mama


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Side angle at ten days before due date

Side angle at ten days before due date

This yogini mama is in the final stretch of pregnancy! With ten days before my due date, I figured it was time to document my progress with a few photos.

Side bump!

Side bump!

I feel very fortunate to have continued to work out 5-6 days a week throughout my pregnancy. This has included sticking with advanced level three yoga and adding in prenatal yoga, tabada and boot camp style workouts, as well as swimming once a week for the last month.

Still popping up into forearm stand.

Upside down bump! Still popping up into forearm stand.

It still sort of amazes me that I can easily pop up into forearm/headstand with relative ease. When I started progressing with my yoga I know it took months of practice to get there.

Before and after

Mama’s got guns. Before and after.

This is actually a bit of a before and after. The photo on the left was taken two years ago, when I had just reached my initial weight loss goal (twenty pounds at that time). The photo on the right is clearly me with those and more back!

At 2.5 months pregnant with weights for that lost (and then gained!)

At 2.5 months pregnant with weights for that lost (and then gained!)

This photo I took at two and a half months pregnant, with the kettle bells representing what I had lost (35lbs). Now I’ve gained that back, but if feel confident that I’ll get back to a new normal sooner than later.

After running my first half marathon a couple of weeks before getting pregnant.

After running my first half marathon a couple of weeks before getting pregnant. I placed 3rd with a 9 minute mile!

Above you have the true before photo. I’m glad to that I ended up running my first half marathon several months earlier than planned for my training, which was conveniently a couple of weeks before becoming pregnant. I ran two 5ks early in pregnancy at 8 minute miles, but was glad to have had my first half behind me at that point!

Shadow bump at just over 8 months pregnant.

Shadow bump at just over 8 months pregnant.

I managed to stick with it running until over eight months pregnant, and stopped while it was still easy.

Doing trapeze in early pregnancy.

Doing trapeze in early pregnancy.


I have taken a break from the trapeze, though my last time was during early pregnancy.

Overall our little guy has been a trouper throughout! Folks at the gym joke that he’ll come up running! At least this mama can catch up with him.

Cheers,

Miel

3 thoughts on “Yogini Mama

  1. Darcy @Darcy's Utopia & @Sustainable Family Finances

    You are sooo inspiring!

    You will be a fantastic mom, and even though it will be hard to keep up your same exercise schedule, I’m sure you’ll find fun new ways of staying fit as a Mama!

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